Critical Care Units

  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
    The mission of the CCU is to stabilize and manage patients demonstrating a wide range of acute cardiac related diseases. The CCU is a closed unit with 10 beds that admits patients demonstrating a wide range of cardiac disorders, including but not limited to acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, aortic dissection and pre/post cardiovascular procedures and congestive heart failure. Some patients require frequent titration of IV vasoactive medications, IV anti-arrhythmic medications and/or mechanical ventilation.

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
    The MICU is an 18-bed unit providing care to medically complex patients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, septicemia, renal failure and hepatic failure. This unit provides advanced critical care therapies, such as ECMO, and CRRT. The MICU is a closed unit with an all-RN staff.

  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NCCU)
    The NCCU is an 18-bed critical care unit that provides 24/7 monitoring and full-time neuro-critical care coverage. The NCCU is a multidisciplinary team that includes residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacist, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and case managers who work closely with a neuro-critical care attending physician. NCCU staff specialize in the treatment of the most common to the most complex neurological disorders, which include stroke, traumatic brain and spinal injuries, brain tumors, status epilepticus, and brain infections, as well as neuromuscular disorders. Post-operative neurosurgical patients and patients with vascular procedures, including ELVO and pipeline stents, are also treated in the NCCU. The unit staff is focused on multidisciplinary, patient- and family-centered treatment, and provides state-of-the-art neuro-intensive care with a passion for excellence and compassion for patients and their families.

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
    The SICU is an eight-bed critical care unit that provides preoperative and postoperative care to a large variety of patients. General surgery, colorectal, vascular, thoracic, transplant, gastrointestinal, and bariatric adult patients comprise the SICU population and at times, trauma and neurosurgical patients overflow to the SICU. The primary goal is to stabilize, recover, and manage surgical patients requiring intensive, complex care due to their medical/surgical history and high acuity.

  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
    The trauma intensive care unit is an 11-bed unit that provides care to critically ill and injured patients. The trauma patient population includes, but is not limited to those recovering from burns, orthopedic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and a variety of other life-threatening conditions or injuries. This patient population requires close hemodynamic and respiratory monitoring and management. 

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTIC)
    The CTIC is a 14-bed critical care unit that provides complex invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery from cardiothoracic surgery. Surgeries include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve repair and replacement, aortic reconstructions, and aortic dissection repair. The average length of stay ranges from three to seven days.

  • Hasbro Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
    The PICU is a 16-bed unit responsible for meeting the health care needs of critically ill children from newborn to adolescence, within a family-centered care philosophy. We function as the state's only pediatric critical care facility. In this medical/surgical unit, common reasons for admission include, but are not limited to, hemodynamic instability, respiratory failure and neurologic impairments. Causes vary widely and include infection, trauma, cancer and congenital anomalies. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:2.

  • Hasbro Children's Hospital Emergency Department
    The Hasbro Children's Hospital's emergency department is a Level I trauma center with a pediatric focus in an academic medical center, serving Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. A family-centered care philosophy with core values of caring, communication, cooperation, and competence is embraced, and acutely and chronically ill children, from infancy to adolescence, are treated. The pediatric emergency department is a 28-bed unit treating approximately 45,000 patients per year. Nurse-to-patient ratio varies depending on the acuity of patients but is approximately 4:1.

The Intermediate Care Units

  • Intermediate Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
    The ICCU is a 24-bed cardiac step-down unit. The patient population consists of patients with a variety of cardiac-related diagnoses, including but not limited to MI (myocardial infarction), CM (cardiomyopathy), CHF (congestive heart failure), coronary artery disease, post-interventions such as PTCA and/or stents, and arrhythmias. The patients are most often discharged home from this unit.

  • Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit (RICU)
    The Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit is an 18-bed critical care step-down unit. The focus is to provide care to adult patients who require ongoing supervision of airway needs or patients with potentially reversible major organ dysfunction who require a higher level of specialized care than is available on general care units. The RICU specializes in pulmonary and medical intermediate care including, but not limited to, patients with pulmonary HTN, respiratory failure, and COPD. The unit is computerized, with physician order management and nursing documentation in the LifeChart system.

  • Intermediate Surgical Care Unit (ISCU)
    The Intermediate Surgical Care Unit is a 16-bed pre- and post-surgical step-down unit that provides care to adult patients from all surgical services, with the exception of those requiring cardiac surgery. Our primary goal is to manage the surgical patient who needs an intermediate level of intensive care due to previous and/or current complex medical and surgical issues. Our population consists of, but is not limited to, patients who have undergone a kidney or pancreas transplant, gastric bypass surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery or complex gastrointestinal surgery. 

  • Intermediate Cardiothoracic Unit (ICTU)
    The Intermediate Cardiothoracic Unit is a 10-bed critical care step-down unit that cares for patients from the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit or postoperatively from surgeries such as lead placement or sternal plating. The patient population is primarily made up of patients who are preparing for discharge to home or skilled nursing facilities.